David C Cook COVID-19 Response

Family Advice

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Materials Needed:

  • Internet access

Families have an interesting dynamic. We love each other, tease each other, fight with each other, laugh with each other, and cry with each other. We get on each other’s nerves at times. We may even say unkind words to others about our family. But when someone says unkind words about our family to us, we do not like it. We defend our family. Even if those spoken words were true, we support our family. There is something different about family than about anyone else in our lives.

Think about the family you live with. Think about the things you do together and the things you talk about. Think about how you may have helped one another and others. 

  • What are some ways you and your family have worked together? (Accept all reasonable responses, which may include things like working together on household tasks or serving together at church.) 

Let’s watch a short video about one family working together to help another.

Play the following video for your students [2:02]:
Madison Family Helping Ukrainian Refugees Start Over in U.S. 

  • In what way did the family in this video work together? (Accept all reasonable answers, which may include providing space for a refugee family, raising money to support them, helping them get connected and start over, etc.)

This family saw a big problem—a war across the world that left many families displaced. While they knew they couldn’t fix the situation or end the war, they wanted to work together with their family, church, and community to help one family begin a new life.

  • What kinds of problems have you and your friends or family experienced? (Answers will vary.)
  • Where did you turn for help in solving those problems? (Be prepared to share your own experience to get the conversation started. Accept all reasonable answers.)

When we have problems, there are lots of places to turn: magazines, websites, social media, friends, siblings, parents, grandparents, etc. Today we’re going to talk about a time when Moses needed advice—let’s see where he turned.

Looking for Steps 2 & 3?

You can find Steps 2 and 3 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

Materials Needed:

  • Internet access
  • Index cards (1 per student)
  • Pens/pencils (1 per student)
  • Optional: colored pencils/markers

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